Tutor profile - Linda


11 Plus, 13 Plus, Other School Entrance & English

Like all our tutors, Linda is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, Linda holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, Linda holds a full, clean criminal records check

Linda's biography

Linda has 20 years' teaching experience in state and independent schools in the UK and Europe. She is a warm and compassionate teacher who prides herself on her engaging and fun lessons. She is currently Head of Year, ESL Coordinator and English Teacher at a day and boarding school in south west London where she has worked for 11 years. She regularly sits on the interview panel for students applying for the school and has an input into the questions and assessments from which a decision is made on whether to accept the student or not. In her pastoral role she is as equally concerned with student wellbeing as the high academic standards she expects.

She is experienced in IB MYP English Language and Literature and English Language Acquisition as well as IB DP English B and regularly attends training in the latest curriculum requirements as well as teaching and learning initiatives. She also tutors for the Cambridge ESOL exams including IELTS. In addition, she has taught IGCSE and GCSE English and English Literature and A Level English Language and Literature.

Linda originally worked as a journalist and PR consultant and so has real-world experience in the use of English and how to manipulate language for a variety of purposes. She is also an avid writer, regularly producing short stories and is currently working on her first play. She enjoys taking scripts off the page and on to the stage as an actor in a local theatre group. She also enjoys learning languages and speaks Spanish and is currently learning Welsh.

IB Experience

Linda has taught in an IB school since 2012 and has taught IB English B HL and SL during this time. As English B Coordinator, she is responsible for the provision of English for second language learners throughout the school and for the delivery of IB English B. She regularly attend professional development to ensure she is up to date with the current curriculum.

Linda also supervises students who are writing extended essays in English B. As Head of Year for Grade 11 and 12 (taking a cohort through the two years of the programme). She is knowledgeable about the wider DP programme.

Linda's availability

All times are displayed in UK time.

Thursday: 6.30 - 8.30 PM Saturday: 10 AM - 12 PM, 2 - 4PM Sunday 10 AM - 12 PM

Owl Tutors school entrance training

Linda has successfully completed the Owl Tutors training course in 11 Plus exam preparation. This means they have a thorough understanding of the structure, content and demands of these exams and are qualified to prepare students. Training is delivered by Holly, a highly experienced school entrance tutor and member of the Owl Tutors team.

Linda's qualifications

Linda qualified to teach English in 2004, and holds a PGCE from University of Nottingham.

University name Name of degree Year of graduation
University of Bradford BA (Hons) Interdisciplinary Human Studies 1993

Subjects tutored:

11 Plus

13 Plus

Other School Entrance

English (General, KS3, IGCSE, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP and ESL)

Here's where Linda can teach

Mole Valley

  • Dorking (RH4)
  • Betchworth, Brockham, Buckland, Strood Green (RH3)
  • Capel, Westhumble, Mickleham, Ockley (RH5)